Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

SK: Lake Erie Paddle

  • May 19, 2018
  • May 20, 2018
  • Sandusky, Ohio

Touring Kayak Weekend Trip on Lake Erie

May 19-20, 2018
Organizer: Konstantin Louganski

Join us for a weekend of kayaking on the beautiful coast of Lake Erie near Sandusky, Ohio. We will paddle scenic portions of the coastline with varied natural and man-made features. There are multiple choices of 7-14 mile trips in the area. We will paddle a 12-14 mile trip on Saturday and a 6-8 mile trip on Sunday. We will choose our trips based on Lake Erie condition and the group preferences. If the water is rough on the Lake, we will paddle in protected waters of Sandusky Bay.

Camping: We will camp on Friday-Saturday in East Harbor State Park (http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/eastharbor). The campground has bathhouses and campsites with electricity. Drinking water is available on the campground. Most people will arrive on Friday night but you have an option to arrive on Saturday morning. On Saturday night, the group will go to eat out.

Equipment: You will need a sea-worthy kayak at least 14 feet long with sealed bulkheads in the bow and the stern, spray skirt, safety gear for open-water trips. Wet suits or dry suits are strongly recommended - the water is still cold in May. PFDs must be worn on the water at all times. Bring warm clothes and food for camping and a lunch pack. No boat permit is required unless you are an Ohio resident. You should have prior experience paddling the distances expected on this trip. If you have questions regarding these requirements, please contact the organizer.

Trip Schedule:
Saturday:
9:00 AM - ready to leave the campground
4:00 PM - get back to the campground
Evening: dinner out followed by a bonfire

Sunday:
9:00 AM - ready to leave the campground
2:00 PM - get off the water and go home

Contact: Please contact Konstantin Louganski at klougans@yahoo.com as early as possible to sign up for the trip and to coordinate camping arrangements.

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